Critic Consensus: With sharp dialogue and a seamlessly developing plot, "Cobbler" steers its central character ever closer to the horribly compelling tumble from greatness Better Call Saul is building toward.

Episode Info

Mike brokers a deal to keep a potentially messy situation from unraveling. Meanwhile, Jimmy works to exonerate an eccentric client.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
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Critic Reviews for Cobbler

When Jonathan Banks is on screen as Mike Ehrmantraut, there's no one else you'd rather be watching.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Jimmy and Kim have come together in such a sweet, fully-realized way... So much so, that we are just terrified about what's going to come next.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

After last week's solid if sleepy opening, Better Call Saul has rediscovered its zany groove.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Sure, McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is nowhere near the Goodman that Breaking Bad fans fell in love with, but in the final scene of the aptly titled 'Cobbler,' the evolution shines through more than ever.

Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…

You can't help but feel, even in these most tender and sweet of exchanges, that everything Jimmy is doing is a strained performance.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The return of Chuck perfectly fit into the story that Better Call Saul is telling, as his reentry into the story spurred Jimmy to walk further down the path of becoming Saul Goodman.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

It just goes to show that no matter how good things get for Jimmy, they'll inevitably get worse. And that's integral to this show's greatness.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

At this point, Better Call Saul asks as many, if not more, questions than it answers, but the beauty is in watching everything unfold.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

In moments like the police station scene and Mike's negotiation with Nacho, Better Call Saul is still better than nearly everything else on television, but it lacks the same evocative sense of a hidden, sinister Albuquerque.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Schnauz, like most of Gilligan's galère, deals in irony and tragedy, channeling John Cheever as much as he does any noir or New Hollywood movie.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…